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Professor Andrea Stone was interviewed on Bill Newman's show on WHMP April 13th about her recent poetry book, "American Spelling: Story in Verse."

Below is a link to the broadcast.

WHMP Interview

She'll be reading from the book on Saturday, April 16th at 6:00 in Smith College Neilson Library Browsing Room.


Below is a podcast of ENG Professor Bill Oram reading Robert Frost's poem 'Desert Places.' Enjoy!




Literary Lunches

The English department hosts 3-4 noontime literary discussions per semester. All are welcome and lunch is available for the first 20 attendees.

Fall 2016

Wednesday, October 5th, Seelye Hall 207, 12-1 The department's two newest faculty members, Lily Gurton-Wachter and Laura Fugikawa, will each introduce us to their current--and very exciting--scholarly work, and offer a glimpse of the courses they'll be offering next term.

Wedesday, October 26th, Seelye Hall 207, 12-1 A reading of the famous Shirley Jackson short story The Lottery by a member of the English Department faculty.The department is also sponsoring a talk on Friday by author Ruth Franklin about her new biography of Shirley Jackson.


Wednesday, November 30th, Seelye Hall 207, 12-1




The 2016 Kennedy Lecture Series: "Antigone's Example: Early Modern Women's Political Writing in Times of Civil War" by University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Professor Mihoko Suzuki

Tuesdays at 5:00, Seelye 201